Volunteer Lawyers Network extends a heartfelt thanks to the eight lawyers from six law firms who, to date, have volunteered to file humanitarian parole applications for 41 Afghans seeking safe haven:
Lesley Guyton, Carey Thuente, and Megan Galasso (Guyton Thuente PA)
Aklilu Dunlap (Dunlap Law Office, PLLC)
Mary K. Shaw (Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A.)
Monica Nevin (Nevin Law Office, LLC)
Matthew Webster (Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.)
Mai Neng Moua (Mai N Moua Law Office).
Of these, one of the lawyers is helping to file 17 applications, and another, nine.
Humanitarian parole is an extraordinary measure used to bring persons to the United States due to an emergency. Over 17,000 of these applications have been filed for Afghans in the last two months and, to date, very few have been processed by the U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Service.